First Friday

On the first Friday of each month in May, June, July, and August, the streets of Downtown Elizabethton come alive for an amazing community event! Join us for a casual evening connecting with friends and family and experiencing what our downtown offers.

Explore our boutiques, vintage shops, and art-centric spaces as you enjoy performances and live music in the streets throughout downtown. Treat yourself to drinks and great food at one of our downtown establishments, while experiencing the warmth of our community and bustling district!

So, mark your calendars and get ready for the First Friday summer series featuring Music, Shopping, Dining, & Fun in our historic & welcoming downtown! More information and details will be released each month, so stay tuned.

Check out participating businesses and engaging activities for the August 4 First Friday!

  • Elk Avenue (5 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
  • Covered Bridge Park (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
  • Riverside Taphouse (9 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
Shopping til 8:00 p.m.
  • Allstar Sports & Country Crafts (530 E Elk Ave) – Open until 6 PM
  • August Muse (518 E Elk Ave) – August Art Show Opening Night with Angelyn DeBord
  • Auntie A’s Barkery (520 E Elk Ave) – Back-to-School themed pet photo booth
  • Cottage Boutique (543 E Elk Ave) – Complimentary beverages
  • Duck Crossing (515 E Elk Ave) – Old school goodies for your back-to-school shopping
  • Eagle Center Co-op (507 E Elk Ave) – Extended shopping hours
  • Fletcher’s Homemade (510 E Elk Ave) – Learn about sewing class opportunities
  • Glow Herbals (527 E Elk Ave) – 25% off bulk & powdered herbs and herb book raffle
  • Hellbender Outfitters (547 E Elk Ave) – Live fly fishing fly tying demonstration by McCullen Fly Fishing
  • Joy’s Fabulous Finds (527 E Elk Ave) – Special First Friday sales
  • P&J Mercantile (439 E Elk Ave): Meet this NEW business and have fun with bubbles
  • Simple Blessings General Store (508 E Elk Ave) – First Friday mini paint session + ice cream with TN Mountain Art
  • The Curious Moon Apothecary (624 E Elk Ave) – B2G1F candles + 25% off boxed gift sets
  • The Wildwood Flower Co. (604 E Elk Ave) – Fresh Flowers-To-Go
  • Wayward Springs (441 E Elk Ave) – Live art demonstrations from Art by Em
Dining featuring First Friday Specials
  • Big Dan’s BBQ (633 E Elk Ave) – Enjoy delicious BBQ
  • Kim’s Coffee & Espresso (528 E Elk Ave) – First Friday Frappucino
  • Simply Elegant Bakery & Catering (528 E Elk Ave) – First Friday Fudgey Brownie Tower
  • Southern Restaurant (408 E Elk Ave) – First Friday catfish & shrimp special
  • Sweetsie Treatz (438 E Elk Ave) – Miami Vice Smoothies + Limited number of pup cups
  • The Coffee Company (444 E Elk Ave) – First Friday drink special   
  • The Cookie Crate (BUILDING 520): Grab homemade delicious cookies in Elizabethton at the First Friday pop-up
  • Area Rescue Ministry (Breezeway) – Learn about their services
  • Appalachian Irish Dance Co. (518 E Elk Ave) – Open House from 4 PM – 6 PM
  • B&C Music (429 E Elk Ave) – Learn about music lesson opportunities
  • Carter Compassion Center (Breezeway) – Learn about their services
  • Elizabethton Escape (437 E Elk Ave) – Retro Arcade games fun for the whole family
  • Elizabethton Senior Center (Breezeway) – Learn about their services
  • Made on Elk (526 E Elk Ave) – Handmade Happy House kickoff + $5 First Friday open studio for members/returning students
  • Natural Kneads (Breezeway) – 5-minute free chair massages
  • Pedals on Rails (Walk of Honor) – Electric bike test rides
  • Undervalley Dragway (516 E Elk Ave) – Learn more about their slot car drag way and road course

First Friday is Presented By: Main Street Elizabethton, City of Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department, Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library, and Carter County Tourism